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Loose lips do no one but our enemies any good.

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Submitted by Eski (United States), May 8, 2006 at 16:26

The fact that profiling likely terrorists is looked at negatively says a lot about where we are as a nation. This is like trying to fight with one arm behind our backs. All intelligence gathering and intel capabilities should be kept the strictest of secrets. Why would anyone want to give our enemies a heads up as to what we are doing to stop them and find them?

Yes, police are supposed to be truthful but there need to be limits as to what our enemies can find out.. If the information has no impact on ongoing intelligence gathering, sure, make that information known. But loose lips still sink ships and it would do some people in our country much good to sit down and shut up. Our civil rights and our constitution are meant to protect us but they were not intended to be a suicide pact. When national security is at stake, the very survival of our society, civil rights need to take a back seat. I would gladly, temporarily suspend certain rights for the security of our country and the prosecution of those that wish to do us great harm.

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